Navigation Links
IRS Helps Curb Malaria in the Tropics

In our special series this week we’re looking at efforts to fight malaria. One tool used by health professionals is indoor residual spraying, or IRS//. Insecticides are applied to the interior walls of homes to protect the family against the mosquito that carries the disease. With IRS, protection can be guaranteed for up to one year.

is a medical entomologist who chairs a U.N. Committee on Science and Technology and has worked on indoor spraying in many African countries.

He told voa reporter Angel Tabe where he has focused his efforts mostly in Southern Africa (except for Congo), as well as in Liberia, Benin, Cameroon, Sudan and Chad. Lluberas say thanks to their national campaigns against the disease, there have been significant drops in recorded malaria cases. “There have been areas in Southern Africa where malaria has been pushed from number one in the list of communicable diseases, to number eight. Among them: Zanzibar, Nungusha, Pemba Islands and parts of Zambia.”

Some of the indoor treatments use the chemical DDT, which was banned in many countries for agricultural use out of concern that it could poison food supplies. However, Lluberas says, “[Indoor Residual Spraying] is safe. First of all, the population is just receiving the protection, not applying anything and the toxicity is very, very low for humans, including children [And pregnant women].” - “Contrary to popular belief,” he says,” DDT was never banned from use in public health [though it was in some cases for agriculture] DDT is very effective, but it has to be managed correctly.”

Each IRS treatment lasts between four to twelve months. The effectiveness of the spray depends on the type of house and construction material. Lluberas explains that the insecticidal sprays lasts longer in homes built with mud thatch and ordinary bricks while those with painted surfaces, normally associated with richer people, do not last as long. Lluberas says treatment i s provided to all people in a malaria-prone area, regardless of their incomes.

Source: Bio-Bio Technolog
SRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Helps Autism
2. Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
3. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
4. New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
5. Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease
6. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
7. Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty
8. Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer
9. Eating Fish Helps the Heart
10. Antidepressant Helps Relieve Hot Flashes
11. Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... In light of recent heavy flooding in Houston, ... contaminated well water throughout the Houston area. , Heavy floodwaters have led to destroyed ... to contaminants. Residents may not even be aware of the contamination of their water ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... donated $4,000, food, clothing, supplies and other necessities to Eunime Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico ... eat pizza and play games at Peter Piper Pizza. , More than 15 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), a ... that it has named Scott Santarella as its new CEO. , Santarella ... (ALCF) in San Francisco, where he successfully helped to grow the organization from ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... PhysicianOne Urgent Care, advocators in ... tick bites and how to avoid being bitten this spring. , The official ... , Ticks, small spider-like insects, are known for attaching themselves to their prey while ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Applications such as ... are widely used for cell and protein analysis. Keeping updated on practical considerations ... efficiency in these areas. , LabRoots introduces a new complementary interactive virtual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... , May 20, 2016 ... Review, H1 2016" market research report with comprehensive ... (Psoriasis Vulgaris), complete with comparative analysis at various ... action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule ... and press releases. It also reviews key players ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... Cellvizio Highlighted in Physician Presentations and ... 91 st Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological ... MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary ... Cellvizio platform is being highlighted at two major ... of May. The first meeting highlighting Cellvizio is ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... 2016 According to a new market research ... (U.S., Germany , France , ... and Japan )", published by MarketsandMarkets, The market ... CAGR of 13.9% from 2016 to 2021.      (Logo: ... data Tables spread through 26 Pages and in-depth TOC on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: